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Thursday July 17, 2014

Council updated on water, diversion projects
Challis City Councilmen heard that Challis is now eligible to apply for a block grant to help fund several improvement projects to the city's water system, which would reduce the amount of any loan. They also heard an update on a separate grant project for an irrigation diversion in Garden Creek; and status of the city's new well.GrantChallis is ...

Fire restrictions go into effect July 17
Due to hot, dry conditions, Stage One fire restrictions go into effect today, July 17, in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, SNRA Ranger Joby Timm told the Custer County Commissioners on Monday.The order bans smoking outside an enclosed vehicle or building and igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire outside a fire structure ...

Baptists bring projects, fun, soccer to Challis
For the fifth year in a row, Baptists, also known as Challis Changers, are in the Challis area to do projects for local elderly and disabled people, plus sponsor a community family fun night and four-day soccer clinic.Baptists from Challis Community Bible Study, Salmon Valley Baptist Church and Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee are ...

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